1996 Villager

Consumer Reviews

1996 Mercury Villager

$9 - $3,469  MSRP Range

Review Score

4.3 out of 5 stars

4.3

3 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.3 out of 5 stars Performance
4.3 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great family van

by Family driver :) from NC on Thu Jun 01 2006

The car is well designed for comfort of the driver and passangers. Front power seats and other features make it very pleasant. Very good A/C system, especially suitable for long summers. Engine works very good for many years. Takes long disatance trips smoothly.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Practical smaller van after 15 years

by Dad from Minnesota on Mon Nov 21 2011

Fun to drive, car like handling, great flexible interior. We just love it, after 160000 on it it still runs well. It had some repairs, but amusingly it's original muffler is still there, the brakes were serviced only once. The least reliable side appeared to be electrical - rear view wiper, minor troubles with the door locks and front wipers. We did not have any major mechanical problems. I would estimate that all repairs costed me less than 3000 over the years. We consider a bench in a second row as an advantage we can not get from today's vans, as well as open-able rear view window - it helps a lot for hauling long things, like boards from Home Depot. Even in Minnesota we got just a few spots of rust after 15 years. If this van would be still on a market, we would buy it right away with no doubts at all. Unfortunately, they are mostly over-sized for us, or too small, like Mazda-5, and nothing in between. On a negative I would mention wind noise at higher speeds, so-so radio. It was purchased 2 years old having 18k on odometer for $17k -isn't that a value after all these years?

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Mercury Villagers from 1993 to 1998

by Edna Ulrich from Chadwick on Sun Jul 22 2018

Fantastic vehicle. Reliable, consistent with minimum of needed repairs. Love this vehicle. We had had almost no issues as long as it's reliably maintained. Holds up to high miles exceedingly well. 258,000 and still going strong!!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Mercury Villager

Lincoln-Mercury shares the same sport-utility vehicle with Ford division, but each has its own mini-van--Mercury, the Villager, and Ford, the Windstar. The only sharing Mercury has to do is with Nissan, which markets a version of Villager called Quest.

When it comes to sport-utes, Ford and Lincoln-Mercury are equals with Explorer and Mountaineer, but when it comes to mini-vans, L-M is the clear winner.

The front-wheel-drive '96 Villager LS we tested offers smoother car-like ride and handling with almost no road harshness in the cabin. It also can takethe merger ramp without backing off the accelerator. It has a lively, but quiet, V-6 with ample power to climb a hill, and it can run... Read More